After report hit the NY Post this week, it stirred up a bruhaha about Beyonce accepting performance money from the Gaddafis–a “terrorist family” who has a known history of violence and cruelty and dictatorship. Despite the fact that other A-Listers have performed for the same family over the years, this seems to be the first time it was made a huge media controversy. So here’s Beyonce’s official statement that was put up on her official site:

The party in St. Bart’s on New Year’s Eve, with Beyoncé in performance, was hosted by Muatsim-Billah Gaddafi, not his brother Moutassim Bilal “Hannibal” Gaddafi, as reported in the press.

Her agents and management firm made the decision to confirm the private performance. The annual party had a long history of booking internationally known artists both American and foreign for events around the world, including Cannes.

Past performers in St. Bart’s have included Timbaland, Enrique Iglesias and Mariah Carey. Guests at this year’s party included singer Usher, former BET CEO Bob Johnson, actress Lindsay Lohan and music industry vets, Russell Simmons, Kevin Liles and L.A. Reid.